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The high intensity explosive has been deemed illegal in civilian areas under international law, but the vacuum bomb has also shown up in Afghanistan, by US forces, and in Chechnya, by Russians. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2015 - 12:33 GMT
High heat, high pressure bombs deemed illegal under international law — this is the vacuum bomb, and it may have just resurfaced.
Daesh took full control of Ramadi last week. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2015 - 12:20 GMT
Iraqi armed forces have retaken a police station in a western town in the country’s Anbar Province from ISIL militants after they started a military operation to liberate the provincial capital, Ramadi.
Daesh hostage John Cantlie is regularly used in the group's propaganda videos and articles. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
May 23, 2015 - 11:12 GMT
Daesh's propaganda magazine Dabiq featured an article suggesting the group is expanding so rapidly it could buy its first nuclear weapon within a year.
Residents bike in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, most of which is now controlled by Daesh. (Al Bawaba/File)
May 23, 2015 - 08:11 GMT
The UN Security Council has expressed grave concern for thousands of people trapped inside Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra after it was captured by Daesh militants.
Women pray in a church in Syria. A Syriac Catholic priest was kidnapped along with a companion near Qaryatayn, in Homs governorate, says an NGO. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
May 22, 2015 - 17:09 GMT
A Syriac Catholic priest was kidnapped along with a companion near Qaryatayn, in Homs governorate, says an NGO.
US fighter jets have been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh positions in Syria for over eight months. (AFP/File)
May 22, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
Pentagon officials admitted killing civilians during the US-led coalition's air campaign against Daesh militants in Syria.
The 16-year-old was stopped from leaving the UK by counter-terror officers after an undercover investigation by the Daily Mail. (AFP/File)
May 22, 2015 - 11:54 GMT
British police prevented a 16-year-old from leaving London to join Daesh militants in Syria following an undercover investigation by the Daily Mail.
The 27-year-old is believed to have been killed while fighting in Palmyra. (AFP/File)
May 22, 2015 - 10:38 GMT
A Daesh militant from Palestine was killed fighting in the Syrian city of Palmyra. The 27-year-old is believed to have joined the terrorist group five months ago.
Many Syrian rebel fighters' weapons are homemade due to their lack of funding and access to ammunition. (AFP/File)
May 22, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
These amateurs show they know how to be resourceful in war.
An image made available by the extremist Twitter account al-Baraka news, showing Daesh militants on a newly cut road through the Syrian-Iraqi border between the Iraqi Nineveh province and the Syrian town of al-Hasakah. (AFP/File)
May 22, 2015 - 00:25 GMT
Several officials confirmed Daesh has taken control of the border crossing in the Homs province.
At least four of the people were beheaded. (AFP/File)
May 21, 2015 - 19:03 GMT
At least 17 people have been executed in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, AFP has reported. Four of them are thought to have been beheaded.